Here’s an interesting, albeit older story from wheels.ca. The author, Ian Law, bought a 1982 Volvo GLT, and used it as a regular car for two years. Then he started to race it in autoslalom races and won a number of them with his car. In fact, over the 30 years he’s owned it, the Volvo has seen its share of races. It’s had engine repairs, but most of the drive-train is largely intact. As you may know, racing is never kind on a car. Especially slalom racing. They always say you need to baby your car to get that odometer up, but I think Ian Law is proof that even race cars can have long, long life. Well done.
Update: Here is an article from Rust Check about Ian and his tips for keeping your ride going as long as possible. It’s a good read, but it does have a bias towards rust check.